The Crick launches first round of recruitment for clinical group leaders

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The Crick is calling on early-career clinician scientists to apply to join our community of biomedical researchers and set up research groups investigating the biology underlying health and disease.

It’s the first time the Crick has formally invited applications from clinicians. They will be recruited jointly with our partner universities, Imperial College London, King’s College London and UCL.

Developing collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches across the clinical, biological, and physical sciences is a key priority of the Crick. We are seeking to develop our medical perspective by recruiting early-career clinician scientists to complement our existing early-career programme.

Applications are being invited from clinician scientists who have completed general and/or specialist medical training and have a relevant PhD and postdoctoral research experience.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the partner university department, but establish their main research base at the Crick for six years. During this time the Crick will provide core-funded research support positions, PhD studentships, consumables, lab space and access to state-of-the-art technology facilities.

Peter Ratcliffe, the Crick’s Clinical Research Director, said “We are recruiting clinician scientists to join our complement of around 100 group leaders. These positions provide a unique opportunity for ambitious young investigators to develop an independent research group in a truly exciting environment.

“Successful candidates will benefit from excellent laboratory support and infrastructure within the institute, and the opportunity to maintain clinical work with one of our university hospital partners.”

Rupert Beale, a clinical researcher who is joining the Crick this year, said “For me this is the perfect opportunity to tackle some of the most difficult and interesting questions in biology.

“My group works at the interface between infection, immunity and cell biology. Realising the medical importance of discoveries made during the course of answering fundamental questions itself constitutes a set of difficult and interesting problems. I’m extremely excited about moving to the best possible environment in which to address these.”

Find out more about the role of group leaders at the Crick and how to apply on our faculty page.

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